Thursday, 4 April 2013
A-Z Challenge, Staying Fabulous and Fit after 50. D is for Dance
Later came disco's and The Bump and as my dad called it shaking yourself about to music, but I loved it.
My friend Louise and I would go dancing every week and the best thing about a disco was you didn't need a male partner, just find a space in the dark, pop your handbag and your feet and shake baby shake.
My mother loved dancing, she told me she used to Jitterbug and was swung under legs and around bodies. I could never imagine my mum doing that. Her love of dancing eventually cause her to break her pelvis when in her late seventies and unable to walk very far a silly old mad grabbed her from her wheelchair at a sheltered housing get together, swung her round and she fell. She just couldn't resist the thought of dancing again, a case of the mind being willing but the body not following.
Aside from my mum's mishap, dancing does keep you young and fit.
1.It's usually done in a social setting with friends,the feel good factor.
2.It strengthens bones and muscles.
3.If you're doing something you enjoy healthy hormones are released.
4.Your brain is being challenged remembering the steps, improves your spacial awareness (makes you better at reverse parking)
Even putting music on and dancing and singing around the house,surely I'm not the only one who does this?
Dance like no one's watching.
If you're a viewer of Strictly Come Dancing or Dancing With The Stars, this may had renewed your interest in dancing. Who wouldn't want to be in one of those beautiful ballgowns and be danced around the floor by,
Anton du Beke, Brendan Cole, or maybe even a cheeky Argentine Tango with Vincent Simone,well we can all dream.
Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.